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Nieman Journalism Lab: BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app

October 17, 2014 - "What’s going to make this work is that we’ll figure it out together. She’s [Stacy-Marie Ishmael] the one who will be directly responsible for managing the editors and writers. I’ll be responsible for developers, designers, analytics, marketing.” -Noah Chestnut, ‎Product Lead, BuzzFeed News App

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Re/code: Wired’s Mat Honan Hired to Run New BuzzFeed Silicon Valley Bureau

December 3, 2014 - “Tech is no longer a niche beat — it’s at the heart of the biggest cultural and economic transformations in the world, and we are eager to tell that story in a compelling, enterprising, independent, and creative way. Mat is a rare journalist who has always understood that tech coverage can’t be put in a box, and we are thrilled he’ll be bringing his vision and sheer energy to BuzzFeed News.” -Ben Smith, BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Politico: Facebook data mining for political views

October 30, 2014 - "Facebook is mining its data of users' posts to find out how users feel about certain candidates or issues and sharing that data with ABC News and BuzzFeed for use in their 2016 reporting, the social-networking site will announce on Friday." -Politico

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

TechCrunch: BuzzFeed Acquires Startup Torando Labs To Create A New Data Engineering Team

October 28, 2014 - "We wanted to double down on big data,” Wilkie said, adding that building this infrastructure will allow BuzzFeed to protect its “competitive advantage.” -Mark Wilkie, BuzzFeed CTO

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Nieman Reports: As Legacy News Outlets Retreat, Who Will Be There To Report On The World?

December 11, 2014 - "BuzzFeed is our competition now. We’d be foolish not to take them seriously.” -Michael Slackman, International Managing Editor, The New York Times

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

MATTER: BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Goes Long

June 11, 2014 - "...virtually everything that Jonah Peretti touches seems to become contagiously popular." -MATTER

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Inc: Meet BuzzFeed's Secret Weapon

September 2, 2014 - "Since she's [Nguyen] joined, we've had this tremendous and unprecedented run of growth. It's just like incredible to hire someone and say 'your job is growth,' and then you look, and she just like knocked it out of the park." -Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed Founder and CEO

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Quartz: BuzzFeed is killing it, and its older rivals are rattled

December 15, 2014 - "But perhaps the surest sign yet that it [BuzzFeed] has arrived as a serious force in media is how, all of a sudden, it seems to have many older media companies rattled." -Quartz

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

The Guardian: Can Silicon Valley disrupt journalism if journalists hate being disrupted?

December 9, 2014 - "But BuzzFeed has achieved what every journalism organisation needs to: BuzzFeed is successful because of the internet, rather than in spite of it." -The Guardian

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

CNBC: How BuzzFeed rode cute cat videos to $100 million

August 26, 2014 - "Nobody comes to BuzzFeed or really any other site for the ads. They're coming to BuzzFeed for content and that's exactly what our ads are, it's content that is as, sometimes more, compelling than the editorial content we're producing." -Jonathan Perelman, Vice President, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

The Hollywood Reporter: Producer Michael Shamberg Wants to "Invent the Future" With BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

August 13, 2014 - “You work in film and TV and the business model is chiseled in stone. Here, it’s all an experiment to find out what the future is. And what’s more exiting than feeling like you actually have a chance to invent the future?” -Michael Shamberg, film producer

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Fortune: BuzzFeed's big secret: Video is taking over

August 11, 2014 - "Top executives from the media company discuss the future of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures on the back of $50 million in new funding." - Fortune

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

The New York Times: 50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists

August 10, 2014 - "On Monday, BuzzFeed will announce that its new cash infusion will be used to make several major changes, including introducing new content sections, creating an in-house incubator for new technology and potential acquisitions, and putting far more resources toward BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, its Los Angeles-based video arm." - The New York Times

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Forbes: Buzzfeed Is Officially A Case Study In Media Industry Disruption

July 7, 2014 - "If you only have the technology piece or you only have the editorial piece, I think it will be really hard for you to replicate the success they’ve had.” - Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 4 years ago

Variety: BuzzFeed Inks TV Tune-In Pacts with Bravo, IFC

April 10, 2014 - "Everyone talks about the two-screen experience being synchronous but it is also asynchronous. People learn about the shows they want to watch online, and after watching those shows, they go back to the web to read and share about those shows.” - Jon Steinberg, President & COO, BuzzFeed

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago

AdAge: BuzzFeed Is About to Take Branded Cat Videos to a Whole New Level

March 13, 2014 - "BuzzFeed's monthly video audience has grown from 2.2 million people in January 2013 to 4.0 million a year later, and the site peaked in May 2013 with 7.9 million viewers." -AdAge

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago

Wired: How BuzzFeed Mastered Social Sharing To Become A Media Giant For A New Era

January 2, 2014 - "Thirteen years later, Jonah Peretti's own evolving thinking about media, virality, network theory and what exactly motivated people to share his initial Nike email is upending traditional media's business model -- and enticing its editorial talent pool -- faster than you can click an "OMG" button atop stories such as "25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions". -Wired

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago

Digiday: Why BuzzFeed brought on a mobile czar

March 25, 2014 - "It’s become quite the trend for publishers to describe themselves as “mobile first,” but BuzzFeed is one of a select few that truly is." -Digiday

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago

Journalism.co.uk: BuzzFeed To Appoint News Editor To Growing UK Team

February 6, 2014 - "The new addition to the team will represent more than a five-fold increase on Buzzfeed UK's editorial staff since launch last March." -Journalism.co.uk

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago

Marketing Week: BuzzFeed Expands UK Commercial Team To Meet Brand Demand

February 6, 2014 - "We are looking to build the best advertising team in the country to do the best social campaigns in the world.” -Will Hayward, VP of Advertising, Europe

BuzzFeedInTheNews • 5 years ago